SEITZ, CHARLES “CHUCK” (1918-2012)

Chuck Seitz was a recording engineer who got his start at Rite Records in Cincinnati and helped produce Sonny Osborne’s bluegrass records on Rite’s Gateway and Kentucky labels in the early 1950s. He wrote a number of songs for Joe “Cannonball” Lewis, including “Train Whistle Nightmare.” Chuck managed Joe at one time and also worked in Cincinnati for Billboard magazine. Later, he went to work for King Records in Cincinnati, and was appointed chief engineer in 1961. Still later, he moved to Nashville and worked as an engineer in RCA Victor’s legendary Studio B, providing audio expertise for such artists as Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, and Chet Atkins, before returning to Cincinnati and working at QCA Records.

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